Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 46 x 67 cm (18 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; ground of looped woven; tapestry in linen and wool

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp of linen, two bands of tapestry with natural-colored linen ground and designs of connected circles containing lions and plants in brown wool woven into a piece of natural-colored linen of looped weaving. Design shows Byzantine influence. Probably a fragment of a tunic with two clavi.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection